Living in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Rancho Santa Margarita SnackAbility

10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
8.5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
5

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Crime Report

362
Total Crimes
740.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
-71.19%
Below National Average

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Cost Of Living

160
Rancho Santa Margarita's Overall Cost Of Living
1.6x
Higher Than The National Average

Rancho Santa Margarita, California Info Snack

Rancho Santa Margarita is a city in Orange County, California, United States. One of Orange County's youngest cities, Rancho Santa Margarita is a master planned community set upon rolling hills. The population was 47,853 at the 2010 census, up from 47,214 at the 2000 census. Although it is named for Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores, which was in San Diego County, the city limits fall within the borders of Rancho Mission Viejo. At 20 characters long, it is the longest city name in California.
Population
48,792
Unemployment
3.0%
Poverty
4.2%
Median Home
$652,400
Median Income
$115,073
Median Rent
$1,953

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Rancho Santa Margarita in California

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1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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9

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10

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Map Of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Population over time in Rancho Santa Margarita

Year Population % Change
2017 48,792 -0.6%
2016 49,078 0.1%
2015 49,038 0.0%
2014 49,026 0.5%
2013 48,758 0.8%
2012 48,355 0.6%
2011 48,081 0.7%
2010 47,769 0.5%
2009 47,539 -
Crime/100k Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA
Violent Crime 94.0 447.4 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 12.3 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 75.6 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 646.0 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 87.9 416.2 376.0
Larceny 533.5 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 24.5 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Rancho Santa Margarita

White
61.9% (30,191)
African American
2.9% (1,405)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
10.4% (5,051)
Hawaiian
0.1% (42)
Other
0.2% (105)
Two Or More
3.9% (1,921)
Hispanic
20.7% (10,077)
Race Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA
White 61.9% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 2.9% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 10.4% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.9% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 20.7% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Less than $10,000
2.0% (98,487)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.8% (87,763)
$15,000 to $24,999
3.9% (190,483)
$25,000 to $34,999
4.1% (201,207)
$35,000 to $49,999
5.3% (259,621)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.3% (648,208)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (577,376)
$100,000 to $149,999
21.7% (1,061,063)
$150,000 to $199,999
15.7% (768,142)
$200,000 or more
20.2% (986,845)
Income Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA
Less than $10,000 2.0% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.8% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 3.9% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 4.1% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 5.3% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.3% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 21.7% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 15.7% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 20.2% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Rancho Santa Margarita

Female
51.4% (25,079)
Male
48.6% (23,712)
Gender Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA
Female 51.4% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.6% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Rancho Santa Margarita for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,463)
9-12th Grade
2.0% (975)
High School / GED
13.0% (6,342)
Some College
21.0% (10,246)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (4,879)
Bachelor's Degree
34.0% (16,589)
Master's Degree
13.0% (6,342)
Professional Degree
3.0% (1,463)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (487)
Education Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 2.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 13.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 34.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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